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Query on rabies infection through a cat scratch - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I recently picked up a stray cat from our parking lot. It was not acting strangely at all and it wasn't aggressive. I thought I hadn't gotten bitten or scratched but earlier today I noticed a small scrath on my hand. Would contracting rabies from this be something i should worry about?
User :   and it will say that it is a very small scratch
User :   *I
Doctor :   Rabies infection spreads from an affected animal.
Doctor :   If your pet is infected with rabies, and you have contact with its saliva during the bite.
Doctor :   there are chances of infection.
Doctor :   If you are sure that you were biten by the cat, then
Doctor :   watch out for symptom of rabies in the cat.
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